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Château Le Vieux Serestin

Château Le Vieux Serestin is a cru artisan property upon which a lot of care and attention has been lavished. On taking over the estate in 1982 the Caster family grabbed the neglected land by the scruff of the neck and set about grubbing up all the vines so that they could completely replant. It was the first order of business, the house and cellars followed, and when the cru artisan classification was revived in 2005 Le Vieux Serestin was included.

The classification gathers together properties the owners of which have committed themselves to a number of strict production criteria, including sustainable agriculture, bottling their own wine and submitting to a tasting annually by the classification body. The 22 hectares of calcareous clay are planted with equal proportions of cabernet sauvignon and merlot with 8% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc, all of which are now mature, and the wines see no new oak, instead being aged in one or two-year-old barrels for six months.

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